Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology
(Furnariidae; Ϯ Curve-billed Reedhaunter L. curvirostris) Gr. λιμνη limnē marsh; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos bird; "GENUS.-LIMNORNIS. Gould. ... LIMNORNIS RECTIROSTRIS ... This bird lives amongst the reeds on the borders of lakes. It often alights vertically on stems of plants, but in climbing does not use its tail; habits, generally similar to those of Synallaxis maluroides ... LIMNORNIS CURVIROSTRIS ... This species frequents the same localities with the last, and I am unable to point out any difference in its habits." (Gould in Darwin 1839); "Limnornis Gould, in Darwin, Zool. Voy. 'Beagle,' pt. 3, 1839, p. 80. Type, by subsequent designation, Limnornis curvirostris Gould (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 17)." (Peters 1951, VII, 72).
Synon. Limnophyes, Thryolegus.